CARSON CITY, NV - June 03, 2019
Today, Governor Steve Sisolak signed 36 bills into law, including a measure that enhances suicide prevention in schools, a bill to expand protections against discrimination for credit applicants, and a bill that strengthens penalties for falsifying a recall of an elected official.
SB204 enhances suicide prevention strategies for middle and high schools in Nevada. This bill requires such schools to adopt policies on suicide prevention, intervention for at-risk students, community outreach, and training on suicide prevention for students, educators, school resource officers, and other school district personnel.
SB311 revises the State of Nevada’s policy regarding individual applications for credit to specify that creditors may not discriminate against an applicant based on his or her race, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or marital status when evaluating the applicant’s creditworthiness.
SB450 strengthens penalties for falsifying or misrepresenting a petition to recall an elected official in the State of Nevada. The bill enhances criminal penalties and civil liabilities for knowingly or negligently obtaining a false signature on a recall petition and misrepresenting the intent or content of a recall petition.
Additional bills signed by Governor Sisolak today, June 1, 2019: